Is My Marriage Valid? Who May Perform Ceremonies.

Paul McCartney, Bryan Cranston and Lady Gaga all have at least one thing in common…they can perform your marriage ceremony.

§ 93-1-17. By whom marriages may be solemnized

Any minister of the gospel ordained according to the rules of his church or society, in good standing; any Rabbi or other spiritual leader of any other religious body authorized under the rules of such religious body to solemnize rites of matrimony and being in good standing; any judge of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, circuit court, chancery court or county court may solemnize the rites of matrimony between any persons anywhere within this state who shall produce a license granted as herein directed. Justice court judges and members of the boards of supervisors may likewise solemnize the rites of matrimony within their respective counties. Any marriages performed by a mayor of a municipality prior to March 14, 1994 are valid provided such marriages satisfy the requirements of Section 93-1-18.

Musicians, movie stars, the Clergy and even regular folk may perform a marriage ceremony if ordained as a minister per his or her church or society.

Matthew Thompson is a  Family Law Attorney in Mississippi and reminds you to not enter into a marriage lightly, but do so for love, commitment and all the right reasons.

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